Now I know I've only just finished my first build, but I've just finished school and in 3 weeks after all my exams are done, I'm not going to have much to do until my Uni course starts in March next year, so I decided to build another guitar!
Browsing ****, I came across the sexiest piece of maple I have ever seen, from the same place I got the wood for my last build. Had a bit of a look around their items and decided what to use.
Here's the maple:
I bought it almost straight away once I saw it. Problem is its only 5 3/8" wide, so once its bookmatched there's still going to be a little gap when its used, so I decided to use a bit of the Sapele I'm getting for the body in between the 2 pieces of maple.
I havent decided on the final shape yet, but its going to be a DC of some kind (more like a SS/DC hybrid).
Anyway heres the specs:
Sapele body with Quilted Burl maple/sapele carved top
Curly Korina neck (fairly light figuring, nothing crazy)
24 fret bolt on neck with rosewood fretboard, Stainless 6100 fretwire
Direct mount Dimarzio Air Classics (nickel covers)
Hardtail (most likely Cosmo black Gotoh hardware)
I was going to try the Schaller Hannes bridge, but its too expensive! And hard to find in Australia.
Any ideas for colours? I was thinking a light blue stain (only on the maple) and everything else natural, or all natural.